Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Earlskine - Your Whisky Destination (Earl)
Bottling serie
Selected Cask
Stated Age
11 years old
1st fill Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
50.2 % Vol.
700 ml
de Germany
Added on
21 mar 2021 1:26 pm by Whisky_Erlebnis
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 124.45

5 × in wishlist

36 × member ratings

37 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bunnahabhain 2009 Earl

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.88 points

  1. notesofmalt scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Bunnahabhain 2009 - 2020, 11 years, 50.2% alc. Bottler: Earlskine. Expansion: Sherry barrel (first fill) Preliminary remark: non-smoky Bunnahabhain in barrel strength. With only 50.2% left, it must have been a fairly active barrel.

    Nose: A thick sherry nose greets me here. Dark berries, cherry jam and grated orange peel. In addition, raisins in chocolate, polished oak and beeswax candles, in the background a very mild trace of cigar tobacco and tones of cedar wood. If you give the whisky a little time, the sweetness becomes stronger and fresher, tangerines, grapes and, quite a bit, a little cinnamon.
    Palate: Still fruity and pleasantly sweet, but here the oak comes out much more strongly and complements the fruit aromas of the nose with cinnamon, heather and very mild pepper. Also sea salt in chocolate and cloves.

    Finish: Long and balanced, harmonious between dried fruits and spices.

    Conclusion: From my point of view, this Bunnahabhain has really turned out exceptionally well. The sherry barrel was incredibly active and produced a wonderfully harmonious single malt. 88/100 points (2021)


  2. Malthead19 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Colour: dark amber

    - picked me up in terms of taste
    - find it matured really well for the 11-year-old
    - Tastes great both with and without water
    - a very aromatic great sherry malt
    - doesn't need to be too big behind the "yardstick" MACALLAN
    12 J. Hide Sherry
    - but with 125€ unfortunately well over the target
    shot, 80 to 90 € would be appropriate
    • Nose
      strong, very intense sherry note, oak, raisins, very characterful first impression
    • Taste
      oW: very strong, intense sweet sherry / wood impression, tobacco, raisins, quite pleasant and also easy to drink pure;

      mW: Aroma like without water, the start is significantly milder and softer, more gentlemanly whisky
    • Finish
      medium length aromatic finish ;
      medium-long aftertaste

  3. schengel10 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    ...who likes sherry will love this malt - not super complex - not overwhelming - but great and dangerously drinkable sherry cask aging...
    ...at about €125.00 a bit too expensive!
    [Color:] = mahogany;
    • Nose
      full of sherry, raisins, berries, spices, tobacco, oak;
    • Taste
      powerful attack, lots of sherry, raisins, sweetness, spice cake, pepper, dark chocolate, tobacco, oak, dangerously easy to drink;
    • Finish
      quite long finish, great interplay between sherry, dark fruits and spices (pepper, oak);

  4. Anthaeus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Nice sherry bomb in Glengoyne 25 style. Nowadays you only rarely get these attractive conditions.

  5. besar scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. KjellRolandson scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      70 70


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